Giant Sand – “Texting Feist” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Howe Gelb recently announced that Giant Sand are breaking up after more than three decades releasing music. Along with their final tour and soon to be released vinyl box set The Sun Set, the band has also released their final video for the song “Texting Feist” off their current and final album Heartbreak Pass. The song is an honest exploration of Gelb’s correspondence with Leslie Feist, and its video is equally as intimate. In the video — directed by Lonna Kelley and Jon Jenkins and co-directed by Laura Martinova and Edu Perez — we see Gelb alone in the barren stillness of the desert, reflecting on a relationship of his past by revisiting the old letters that he carries in his wallet. Distorted, dizzying cinematography brings us into Gelb’s memory, illustrating the vicissitude of his distant love as we see their tumultuous relationship become tainted. Though Gelb is faced with nostalgia, he cannot help but release from his grasp the letters that his lover once wrote, finally abandoning his past. Watch the video below and check out Giant Sand’s upcoming final tour dates.

Tour dates:

04/06 Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Kino Siska ^
04/07 St.Pölten, Austria @ Cinema Paradiso ^
04/08 Geislingen, Germany @ Rätschenmühle ^
04/09 Brussels, Belgium @ Le Botanique *
04/10 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso-Noord Tolhuistuin *
04/11 London, England @ Village Underground *
04/12 Gateshead, England @ Sage Gateshead *
04/13 Dublin, Ireland @ Whelanslive *
04/14 Cork, Ireland @ Cyprus Avenue *
04/15 Galway, Ireland @ Roisin Dubh *
04/17 Brighton, England @ All Saints Hove *
04/18 Bristol, England @ The Lantern / Colston Hall *
04/19 Paris, France @ Le Trabendo *

^ Brian Lopez and Gabriel Sullivan
* with Jason Lytle

The Sun Set will be out later this year via Fire Records.